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A Wheelchair, a $37K Rolex, and Now a Plea Deal

It's not clear whether a watch thief was inspired by the word "roll" in "Rolex," but he didn't get away with his wheelchair scheme either way, pleading guilty Wednesday to charges of robbery, larceny, and assault, the AP reports. Per the Connecticut Post, Larry Johnson wheeled himself into a jewelry...

Man Who Was Paralyzed Receives Experimental Treatment, Can Now Use Hands

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

A man who was paralyzed from the neck down can now operate his wheelchair and hug his family. Kristopher Boesen, who became paralyzed after a car crash, has become the first person in California to receive an experimental treatment made from stem cells, according to a release by Keck Medical Center at University of Southern California. Show More Summary

Automotive Suffering Is Good For Kids

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The sound suggested I’d run over a wheelchair. When it had first begun, the shriek had been too sudden to appreciate any nuance, but now that I’d been living with it for a few miles, I could pick out that specific timbre — a poignant combination of metallic shirring, rubber flapping, and vehicular criminality. Read more...

Adventurous pensioners can now hire someone to keep them company from the beginning to the end of their trip 

Companies like Flying Companions in Atlanta, Georgia, rent out expert travellers to accompany the elderly on trips. They push wheelchairs, carry luggage and even help with toilet breaks.

In the future: Wheelchairs for everybody.

The video is from Nissan. I'd like to assume it's really only a promotion of the technology for self-driving cars. But the linked article — via Drudge — seems to take it seriously... at least as a novelty for restaurants accommodating people waiting in line.

The Hackaday Prize: An Open Electric Wheelchair

[Irene Sans] and [Alvaro Ferrán Cifuentes] feel that electric wheelchairs are still too expensive. On top of that, as each person’s needs are a little different, usually don’t exactly fit the problems a wheelchair user might face. To...Show More Summary

Man spent 43 years in a wheelchair due to wrong diagnosis

When he was 13-years-old, Rufino Borrego of Portugal was diagnosed with incurable muscular dystrophy. Lisbon doctors told him that he would need to be confined to a wheelchair. He then spent the next 43 years of his life in a wheelchair. Show More Summary

Last Days? Inside Cloris Leachman’s Desperate Race Against The Clock

Living legend Cloris Leachman remains her feisty self at age 90, but friends worry the Phyllis star is now so weak she’s dependent on a wheelchair — and may be… READ ON

Cop Caught on Video Berating Black Man in Wheelchair: 'I'm Going to Give You a Fcking Ticket'

Click here for reuse options! Montreal police Commander Danik Guerrero verified the incident and said that he spoke with the officer involved. One Montreal community member filmed a disturbing incident between a police officer and a man in a wheelchair. Show More Summary

Cop caught on video berating black man in wheelchair: ‘I’m going to give you a fcking ticket’

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

One Montreal community member filmed a disturbing incident between a police officer and a man in a wheelchair. The woman was on a coffee break when she pulled out her smartphone to capture a cop berating the young man. The video has now gone viral, with over 500,000 views on Facebook. In it, a...

HouseProud Atlanta

The small Chosewood Park nonprofit has aided more than 700 low-income seniors since 1992. It provides home maintenance and repairs—everything from new toilets and wheelchair ramps to entire roofing or plumbing systems—for free.


The woman guided her wheelchair onto the sidewalk along Spring Street in Midtown and considered her options. She was only going a few blocks, but to get there smoothly, she had to consider potential barriers that able-bodied people don’t usually worry about. Show More Summary

Tatyana McFadden: US Paralympian On Her Journey From Russian Orphanage To Gold Medal Glory

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Tatyana McFadden, 14 times a Paralympic wheelchair racing medallist, has led a life that demands questions. The problem, you find, when speaking to the 27-year-old is one of knowing where to start. With her Paralympic medal haul? Her...Show More Summary

Jerry Lewis returns to Las Vegas with a live show at South Point hotel-casino

Comedian and actor Jerry Lewis first performed in Las Vegas in 1949, with Dean Martin. Now Lewis is out to revive his decades-old routine on stage in Las Vegas. Lewis, who’s 90 and needs a wheelchair to get around, will be seated for shows Sept. 30, and Oct. 1 and 2 at the South Point hotel-casino...

Shooting kills beloved Harlem man Herman Hailey — 34 years later

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Those who knew him before and after the bullet hit say he was the tallest man standing, even in his wheelchair.

It’s no longer safe for the city’s senior citizens to go outside

last weekNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

They’re robbed as they walk their dogs, go on moonlit walks or sit waiting for buses. They’re robbed as they lean on their canes or sit in their wheelchairs. In some cases, they’re shoved to the ground and even kicked while they’re down. More than once a day on average this year, someone over the...

Speechless Series Premiere Recap: The Ovation Is Insensitive

Let's be clear: Speechless is ground-breaking television. To my knowledge, it's the first-ever network television show that features a main character who is both in a wheelchair and played by someone in a wheelchair. By casting Micah Fowler to play J.J. DiMeo, the series sets an important, undeniable precedent, sending ... More »

Paralyzed Veteran Goes from Wheelchair to Mountain Bike

“They opened my eyes a lot. They took me out to ski. I was like, ‘Are you crazy? I’m in a wheelchair. What the heck are you talking about?’" ~ Iraq War Veteran Carlos Labarca The post Paralyzed Veteran Goes from Wheelchair to Mountain Bike appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Speechless Is So Good It Almost Left Me… Well, It’s Pretty Great!

The premise for the series premiere of Speechless (ABC, Wednesdays, 8:30/7:30C) is simple: an alpha mom seeks a cool school and voice for her wheelchair bound son who suffers from cerebral palsy – to the frequent consternation of the rest of her family. Show More Summary

Paralympic champion Tatyana McFadden gives back to her sport

Tatyana McFadden wants to grow the sport of wheelchair racing.        

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